Overclockers.com met with Gabe from Swiftech at the Consumer Electronics Show last week for some big news from the water cooling manufacturer. They have released a new all-in-one water cooling system of their own design. This unit is targeted to compete directly against similar units, and they had a side by side test setup in their suite to demonstrate for us.
- All-In-One – This is an all in one unit like you are familiar with. It ships already assembled, pre-tested, pre-filled. You simply mount the block on the CPU and the radiator within your case then you are ready to go.
- Pump – A pump is the centerpiece of any water cooling loop. The water flow rate and the fan’s air flow combine resulting in the final performance capabilities of your water cooling loop. Swiftech designed their own pump for this application. To achieve the targeted performance in flow rate and head pressure, the pump’s impeller was designed with similar features to the popular Laing pump already popular among water cooling enthusiasts. The pump runs on 6 watts of power, about 5 times the power draw from similar all in one units. To tune the acoustics keeping things quiet, spaces within the pump housing were injected with epoxy.
- Radiator – The radiator was carefully designed for the purpose. It’s dimensions compare favorably to similar water cooling units while its mounting holes are placed in such a way to make installation “fool proof”.
- Expansion Ability – This unit is made to be customized. Competing All-In-One units from other manufacturers are not made to be changed, making it either very difficult or impossible to expand them. The Swiftech H220 can have additional water blocks and radiators added to the loop, and in fact was demonstrated for us running Heaven on dual GPUs with additional radiators – all driven by their compact pump built into the waterblock.
|Specifications Provided by Swiftech|
|Material||Brass Tubes, Copper Fins|
|Body Dimensions||269mm x 127m x 29mm|
|Dimensions||120mm x 120mm x 25mm|
|Speed||PWM adjustable 800 ~ 1800 RPM|
|Airflow||24 ~ 55 CFM|
|Static Pressure||0.53 ~ 2.29 mmH2O|
|Noise Level||<16 ~ <33 dB/A|
|Speed||PWM adjustable 1200 ~ 3000 RPM|
|MTBF||60,000 Hours (independent lab certification)|
|Dimensions||5/8″ x 3/8″ (16/10 mm)|